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The Exterminator ()


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A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher... See more »

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Detective James Dalton
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Dr. Megan Stewart
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John Eastland
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Michael Jefferson
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Chicken Pimp (as Toni Di Benedetto)
Dick Boccelli ...
Gino Pontivini
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CIA Agent Shaw
Michele Harrell ...
Maria Jefferson
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The State Senator from New Jersey
Cindy Wilks ...
Candy
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Frankie
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Himself
Judy Licht ...
Herself
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Himself
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Vietcong Leader (as George Lee Cheung)
Phil Chong ...
Vietcong Garrottee
Bill Saito ...
Vietcong AK-47
Kenny Endoso ...
Vietcong Fire Gag
John Hauk ...
U.S. Leader
Kirk Dangler ...
U.S. Radioman
Clay Wright ...
U.S. Pilot
Paul G. Hensler ...
Captured U.S. Soldier (as Paul Hensler)
John L. Fitzgerald ...
Mr. Hoffman
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Collector #1
Tony Munafo ...
Collector #2
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Marty
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Bobby
Antonia French ...
Jefferson's Daughter
Dwouane Wilson ...
Jefferson's Son
Tina Fasano ...
Party Girl #1
Tina Austin ...
Party Girl #2
Arol Buntzman ...
Plainclothes Cop
Santos Morales ...
Police Captain
Charles McCarthy ...
'TV' Cop
Cathy Tolbert ...
Pontivini's Girlfriend
Tony Farentino ...
Lawyer
Ralph Monaco ...
Bartender
Evelyn Neal ...
Lorraine
Earl Anderson Jr. ...
Truck Driver
Greg Sherry ...
Maitre D'
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CIA Chief
Vonnabelle Roocke ...
Times Square Whore
Sullivan Walker ...
Drug Pusher
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Leaflet Man
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Sax Player
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Hotel Clerk
Christopher Brenner ...
Chicken Boy
Lawrence Yampolsky ...
TV Cameraman #1
Victor Johannis ...
TV Cameraman #2
Gerald M. Kline ...
Massage Parlor Cop
Paul Farentino ...
Message Cop
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Jalon
Mark Buntzman ...
Burping Ghoul (as The Producer)
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Sammy
Zoya Leporska ...
Mugged Woman
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Motorcyclist (as Robert King)
Theodore Kubiak ...
CIA Agent #2
Sean O'Rinn ...
Uniform Cop #4 (as Sean O'Rynn)
John Ashland ...
SWAT #1
Joe Duquette ...
SWAT #2
Brendan Elliot ...
SWAT #3
Robert Turner ...
SWAT #4
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SWAT #5
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Caine ...
Worker (uncredited)
Stanley Greene ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
Peter Jeffries ...
Tony (uncredited)
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Hippie in Battery Park (uncredited)
Bryce Guy Williams ...
Mafia Thug (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Glickenhaus

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Produced by

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Mark Buntzman ... producer

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Joe Renzetti

Cinematography by

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Robert M. Baldwin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Corky O'Hara

Editorial Department

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Sara Bolder ... assistant editor
Lori Kornspun ... assistant editor
David Block ... colorist (uncredited)

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Joel Segal

Production Design by

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William De Seta

Set Decoration by

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Ted Glass

Makeup Department

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Michal Bigger ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Thomas R. Burman ... special makeup effects: Vietnam sequence (as Tom Burman)
Graham Meech-Burkestone ... makeup artist: Vietnam sequence (as Graham Meech)
Stan Winston ... special makeup effects: Vietnam sequence
James Cummins ... lab technician: Stan Winston crew (uncredited)
Vincent Prentice ... special makeup effects: Stan Winston crew (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lester Berman ... production executive: Vietnam sequence
Norman Berns ... production executive: New York
Carl Clifford ... unit manager
J. Boyce Harman Jr. ... executive in charge of production (as J. Boyce Harman)
Gerrit van der Meer ... post-production supervisor

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Linda Civitello ... second assistant director: Vietnam sequence
Patrick Crowley ... assistant director: Vietnam sequence (as Pat Crowley)
Stephen A. Glanzrock ... second assistant director (as Steve Glanzrock)
Jane Hershcopf ... assistant director
Mark Slater ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Bankins ... property master: Vietnam sequence (as Mick Bankins)
Michael Curry Sr. ... set builder (as Michael Curry)
Paul G. Hensler ... art director: Vietnam sequence (as Paul Hensler)
Scott Moore ... property master
Michael Nozik ... assistant property
Brad Sergi ... assistant set dresser
Thomas Doran ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Anthony J. Ciccolini III ... supervising sound editor
Cari Comart ... sound editor
Bill Daly ... sound
Andy Federman ... assistant sound editor
Bernard Hayden ... sound editor
James Hebron ... sound assistant (as Jim Hebron)
Henry Jedda ... assistant sound editor
Dan Lieberstein ... sound editor
Gilberto Costa Nunes ... assistant sound editor (as Gilberto Costa-Nunes)
Chris Roe ... boom operator (as Christopher Roe)
Bruce Staple ... re-recording mixer
Anne Stein ... assistant sound editor
Julie Tanser ... sound editor
Mel Zelniker ... re-recording mixer (as Mel Zelnicker)

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Paul Stewart ... special effects: Vietnam sequence

Stunts

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Cliff Cudney ... stunt coordinator
Ted Duncan ... stunt coordinator: Vietnam sequence
Jack Gill ... stunts: opening high fall
Jery Hewitt ... stunts: closing high fall (as Jerry Hewitt)
Julius LeFlore ... stunt double: Jefferson (as Julius La Flore)
Jim Lovelett ... stunts: dog fight
Michael Rafferty ... stunts: motorcycle chase
William Vanderveen ... stunts: motorcycle jump

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sam Bender ... gaffer
Bob Duncan ... additional still photographer
Rick Foster ... second unit photographer: Vietnam sequence
Miguel Jimenez ... electrician
Richard Jones ... key grip: Vietnam sequence (as Dick Jones)
Eric Liebowitz ... additional still photographer
Richard Mauro ... electrician
Joseph Montgomery ... second unit photographer: Vietnam sequence (as Joe Montgomery)
Rick Raphael ... second unit photographer: Vietnam sequence
Nestor Reyes ... apprentice grip
Roosevelt Roberts ... key grip
Richard Ross ... additional still photographer
Harvey Rubin ... camera operator: high speed photography
Michael Smith ... still photographer
John Sosenko ... first assistant camera
Doug Sutton ... best boy (as Doug Sutton)
Jeff Victor ... clapper loader
Gregory Peters ... electrician: Los Angeles (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dianne Finn-Chapman ... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Hause ... assistant wardrobe
Bernadette O'Brien ... wardrobe: Vietnam sequence

Location Management

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Betsy Pollock ... location coordinator: Vietnam sequence

Music Department

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Jack K. Tillar ... music editor (as Jack Tillar)

Script and Continuity Department

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Glenna Ross ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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William Curry ... transportation captain (as Bill Curry)

Other crew

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David Alexander ... production assistant: Vietnam sequence
Murri Barber ... assistant to producer
Patricia Baum ... unit publicist
Nan Bernstein Freed ... production coordinator (as Nan Bernstein)
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot: New York (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
Edith DeLuca ... production office coordinator
Paris Jamal ... dailies transfer: Magno Sound (as Paris G. Jamal)
Steve James ... fight consultant
Genie Joseph ... production assistant
Robin Lerner ... production assistant
Patricia Motyka ... script supervisor: Vietnam sequence
Nate Ranger ... production assistant
Sandra Smith ... production secretary
Terry Smulen ... production office coordinator: Vietnam sequence
Jerry Sykes ... production assistant
Shelley Vebber ... production office coordinator: Vietnam sequence
Michael Edmund Fitzgerald ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

When John Eastland's best friend, Michael Jefferson, is mugged and left permanently crippled, he decides to do something about it. Jefferson had saved Eastland's life in Vietnam and now it's time for Eastland to get revenge for his friend. Using his old Army gear he sets out on a crusade to clean up the streets of New York using the name "The Exterminator." Written by David Bongo

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Taglines A one man army. A new kind of soldier in a new kind of war. [Video] [Australia] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le droit de tuer (France)
  • Exterminator: Le droit de tuer (France)
  • El exterminador (Spain)
  • De verdelger (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Exterminator (Hungary)
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  • 99 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The Vietnam sequence cost four hundred thousand dollars to film, which was twenty percent of the movie's budget of two million dollars. See more »
Goofs When John Eastman feeds the guy into the meat mincer the guy is fully clothed but the minced meat slopping onto the floor has no clothing remnants in it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hopscotch/It's My Turn/Loving Couples/The Elephant Man/Motel Hell (1980). See more »
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Crazy Credits "The producer" is credited as burping ghoul See more »
Quotes Marty: I'm sorry about this mornin', alright? I mean, we didn't hurt *you*! Shit man, that guy, he was just a nigger!
John Eastland: That *nigger* was my best friend, you motherfucker!
[Bashes Marty's head in]
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